“The Nigeria Football Federation has approved the change of name for the country’s top-flight football league. The decision to change the league’s name was officially endorsed during the 79th NFF Annual General Assembly, held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria.
According to a communique issued after the AGA, the NFF has given the green light to rename the nation’s top-tier football competition from the Nigeria Professional Football League to the Nigeria Premier Football League. This renaming decision was just one of several resolutions adopted at the congress.
Recall that the NFF had previously informed the NPL board that only the NFF Congress possessed the authority to change the league’s name when the newly inaugurated NPL board introduced a new logo and title for the league.
NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, expressed his gratitude to the Congress for their confidence in him and the Executive Committee members during the recent elections. He also extended his appreciation to the Federal Government of Nigeria, particularly President Bola Tinubu, for their tremendous support and understanding of football’s requirements.
Furthermore, President Gusau thanked President Bola Tinubu for approving a special fund to support the Super Falcons’ campaign in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023. He called for increased support for the NFF, national teams, and Nigerian football as a whole.
Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria’s FIFA council member and member of the CAF Executive Committee, encouraged all members of the NFF General Assembly to back President Gusau in his efforts to advance Nigerian football. The Congress pledged their full support to the Super Eagles in their quest to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in the USA/Mexico/Canada in 2026.”
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